HB 21-1161

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 09, 2021
  • Passed House Mar 09, 2021
  • Passed Senate Mar 16, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Mar 16, 2021

Suspend Statewide Assessments For Select Grades

Abstract

The bill suspends the administration of state assessments, contingent on receiving a waiver of federal law from the federal department of education, for the following instructional areas and grade levels for the 2020-21 school year: Science for students enrolled in grades 5, 8, and 11; Math for students enrolled in grades 3, 5, and 7; and English language arts for students enrolled in grades 4, 6, and 8. For the 2020-21 school year, the bill suspends administration of the social studies assessment for students enrolled in elementary and middle school. The bill allows the parent of a student enrolled in a grade for which administration of the English language arts or math assessment is suspended to request through the local education provider in which the student is enrolled that the student participate in the English language arts assessment or the math assessment. The bill prohibits a school district from using student academic growth measures or student performance measures when evaluating licensed personnel for the 2020-21 school year. The bill requires a school or school district or the state charter school institute to implement the performance plan type that was assigned in the preceding school year. The bill also requires the department of education, in determining the number of school years that a school or school district or the institute is on performance watch or subject to 2-year review, to exclude the plan types for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years and count the plan type for the 2022-23 school year as if it were consecutive to the 2019-20 school year. If required to implement a priority improvement or turnaround plan during the 2020-21 school year on the basis of its plan type for the 2019-20 school year, the bill allows a school or school district or the institute to request a plan type for the 2021-22 school year that reflects its level of attainment based on an alternative body of evidence. For the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, the bill suspends the requirement that the department determine annually the level of attainment for public schools, school districts, the institute, and institute charter schools based on performance indicators. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Mar 08, 2021

Mar 09, 2021

Mar 16, 2021

Actions


Mar 16, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 12, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Mar 11, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Education Appropriations

Mar 09, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction
Education

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 08, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Mar 05, 2021

House

House Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Education Appropriations

Mar 03, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction
Education

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (03/16/2021) PDF
Final Act (03/16/2021) PDF
Rerevised (03/16/2021) PDF
Revised (03/12/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (03/09/2021) PDF
Engrossed (03/08/2021) PDF
Introduced (03/03/2021) PDF
PA1 (03/08/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (03/05/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/05/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/05/2021) PDF

Sources

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